Wessex Timber Windows celebrate 10 years in business on May 30

Wessex Timber Windows Staff Photo

The ‘good with wood’ specialists on South Newton trading estate, use traditional skills and the latest technology to create timber windows. Established by Andrew Kinsey, – Wilton & District Business Chamber committee member, – and his son Ben Kinsey in 2005, they manufacture and install quality hardwood and softwood windows and doors for commercial, trade and domestic customers.

To celebrate the special occasion the company has planned a open day.

“We are having a tea-and-cake party, and invited old and new customers, and business people to mark the anniversary,” said director and production manager Ben Kinsey. “We are proud of what we have achieved. We will have a big cake to eat and archive pictures on display to mark the historic occasion.”

Wessex Timber started at the end of the good times and had to go through a tough learning period during the recession. But they adapted their business plan and came through it with flying colours.

“We started with just a trolley full of tools in June 2005: now we have 17 staff, three vans on the road and are working all over the country.
“The business has had to change over the past decade to adapt to our client’s needs. For example, during the recession, customers wanted refurbishment, when many other companies were not able to provide this, we made sure we could,” he added.

The independent family business has a 7,500sq ft factory and employs local people and family members.

“My Dad is the managing director of Wessex Timber, he is the face of the company. I’m production manager and in charge of promotion.

“Matthew, my brother, is also a director, my sister Elizabeth is office manager and my mum is in charge of the accounts,” Ben said.

The business has also won many awards over the past decade; including The Emery Little Environmental award at the 2012 South West Business of the year awards. Ben has won Wiltshire Life’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Wessex Timber team recently won the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award.

Ben believes the secret to the company’s decade of success is being honest with customers. “We have always been honest with customers. We give customers exactly what they want,” “We continue to expand. We have a good reputation as a local business, and we keep our staff motivated with work. We are working on projects up to 12 weeks ahead”.

From May 2 to May 10, Ben joins local business owners on a trek through the Grand Canyon to raise money for the Stars Appeal.

Source: Valley News